• WordNet 3.6
    • n Riesling fragrant dry or sweet white wine from the Rhine valley or a similar wine from California
    • n Riesling white grape grown in Europe and California
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Riesling Wine made from the Riesling grape, and best known in the variety made in Alsace and elsewhere on the upper Rhine. It keeps many years, and is considered exceptionally wholesome. A good Riesling wine is made in California.
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In literature:

Daylight drank a full tumbler of excellent Riesling, talked a few minutes, and accounted for a second tumbler.
"Burning Daylight" by Jack London
When he called up Paul Riesling he was, in his moral splendor, unusually eager.
"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
The wine was a white Riesling from California.
"The Golden House" by Charles Dudley Warner
The Riesling, a Rhineland grape, resembles a brandied hock; it makes one of the best wines, and is often very palatable.
"Town Life in Australia" by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
This method is used successfully for certain wine grapes such as Riesling, Cabernet, and Semillon.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
They ate at the Budapest, in the Prava Hotel, complete with Hungarian dishes and Riesling, and they danced to the inevitable gypsy music.
"Freedom" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
It is 1 a. m. and I'm about to drink your health in a glass of Riesling and eat it in a pate.
"The Letters of Ambrose Bierce" by Ambrose Bierce

In news:

From Riesling to rum, the options are limitless.
Rediscover Riesling, the noble grape.
Celebrate the Finger Lakes' finest at this weekend's Riesling Festival.
He is also bringing Eagle Vineyard Riesling , Heron Hill's single vineyard wine.
Happily, Riesling 's star is on the rise.
The Northwest, once a sea of cheap Riesling , now produces more and more top quality wines.
Over 40 Rieslings and some Gruner Veltliner will be on hand to slosh and swirl.
Rediscovering Riesling , the Noblest of Grapes.
Most wines in quantities that we see from there are the lovely and Old World-style pinot noirs and syrahs, but there are several superb rieslings and white blends made as well, some of which merit serious consideration.
Items Tagged with ' riesling '.
As Robert Parker, the world's most famous wine critic, recently explained, "If you want to talk about terroir, talk about German Rieslings or Alsace Rieslings , where the wines are naked — there's no makeup.".
Riesling 's greatest strength is its versatility.
So what is it about Old Mission and Leelanau, the North's two premier wine-growing peninsulas, that makes them so right for Rieslings .
Michelle's (CSM) Goliath when it comes to Riesling CSM produces more than 700,000 cases per year of up to eight different Rieslings .
Plus, get scores and tasting notes for more recently rated Rieslings from Australia.